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Verizon to roll out new operating structure in 5G push

Verizon in the US has announced a new operating structure as it looks to “optimise growth opportunities” around 5G connectivity. From January 1, 2019 the company’s structure will focus on three customer-facing areas: Consumer, Business and Verizon Media Group / Oath.  These groups will be supported by a network and IT organisation and corporate-wide staff functions. […]

Yahoo news content launches on The Roku Channel

Verizon subsidiary and Yahoo parent company, Oath, has partnered with Roku to launch Yahoo video content on The Roku Channel in the US. The deal covers live and linear news from Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance, HuffPost, Makers and Yahoo Sports – including long-form content, live daily programming, recurring series and special events. The move comes […]

Murdoch: Fox could look to buy back sports networks

‘New Fox’ the part of 21st Century Fox that will remain following Disney’s acquisition of the bulk of Fox’s entertainment assets, could buy back the US regional sports networks that Disney must sell to secure regulatory approval for the deal, according to Fox executive chairman Lachlan Murdoch. Speaking at the New York Times Dealbook conference […]

US pay TV subscriber losses mount

The top 10 US pay TV providers recorded a total net loss of over 358,000 subscribers in the second quarter, with gains for OTT TV options DirecTV Now and Sling TV only partially offsetting losses from their parent companies and the cable operators, according to Informitv’s latest Multiscreen Index. According to the latest edition of […]

Verizon taps Vubiquity for on-demand services deal

Verizon has selected Amdocs-owned Vubiquity to provide processing and packaging for its video-on-demand and pay-per-view portfolio across its Fios multiscreen platform. The managed services and technology deal builds on an existing content licensing component. Vubiquity will supplement Verizon’s collection of assets across existing and future formats – including 4K and High Dynamic Range. “Verizon remains […]

Go90’s former general manger joins Massive

Chip Canter, the former general manager of Verizon’s millennial-focused Go90 video service, has joined Massive Interactive – a platform provider and user-experience specialist for the OTT market. Canter, who left Verizon in 2017, has joined Massive as global chief revenue officer and brings more than 20 years of strategy, business development, and product expertise to […]

SVOD customer satisfaction far exceeding that of pay TV

Customer satisfaction with streaming video services such as Netflix in the US far exceeds that for traditional pay TV services, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), an annual survey of consumer attitudes to services including pay TV, video streaming, ISPs and fixed and wireless phone. Customer satisfaction with pay TV services fell 3.1% […]

Verizon folds Go90 into Oath, widens its content distribution

Verizon has folded its US video streaming service, Go90, into its Oath division, in a move that see Go90 content distributed through other digital channels. Speaking at the Code Media conference in California, Oath CEO Tim Armstrong said that, “Go90 will be redistributed inside of the super-large distribution that we have overall”. Oath encompasses brands […]

Oath appoints new CFO amid strategic expansion plan

Verizon subsidiary Oath, the patent company of brands like AOL, Yahoo and HuffPost, has appointed former Dropbox chief financial officer Vanessa Wittman as its new CFO. Whitman will work with Oath CEO Tim Armstrong to help grow the company as it looks to establish itself as “one of the world’s largest internet and mobile brand […]

M&A chatter continues with Amazon and Lionsgate rumours

Lionsgate has emerged as the latest major entertainment group set for consolidation, with Amazon among those linked with a takeover. According to US media outlets, a CBS-Viacom combination and telco Verizon are also interested in Lionsgate, which itself acquired premium cable network for US$4.4 billion in one of 2017’s biggest media deals. The CBS-Viacom party is […]

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